Meet the Staff

Tabitha Cottrell – Director

Tabitha moved to Rushville in May 2018 from Indianapolis with her husband, three kids, two dogs and two cats. She is originally from Franklin, Indiana and lived most of her adult life in Indianapolis. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and four years of experience working for the Humane Society of Indianapolis.

Her vision for the Rushville Animal Shelter and Animal Control Department is to have a clean and welcoming shelter that has programs in place that help the community and the shelter animals, to have an efficient and dependable animal control department, to operate the shelter and department efficiently and with financial responsibility, and to continue to learn and grow with the community.

Change will be embraced and appreciated, as we can not grow with out it. But with change takes time and patience. Although fixing all that is broken overnight is desired, it is not always possible.

Kasey Hanna – Lead Animal Control Officer

Kasey joined the Rushville Animal Shelter in May of 2018 and has been a wonderful asset to the department. Her experience includes a lifetime of experience with live stock and her love of all animals. She is a Rush County native and with that she brings the knowledge and experience of the local community.

Morgan Breese – Assistant Animal Control Officer

Morgan joined the Rushville Animal Shelter in August 2018 as a Part Time Animal Control Officer. She is currently going to school for her certification as a Animal Care Technician and has been practicing and applying her knowledge at the shelter. She and her fiance are proud pet parents of two dogs and one cat.